There’s something to be said for real solitude. That’s the approach Abigail Schilling takes on the road, full-timing in her 1966 Kit Companion trailer. She’s a serial entrepreneur, but very much embodies the “work to live” mentality in every job and business. She sat with us to talk about being a solo traveler, letting nature heal some health issues, and how her vintage RV, “Pheribee,” does after all these years.
You can keep up with Abigail via her Instagram, or check out her website and shop for some merch.
Some episode highlights:
- 5:30 – Life as a solo camper.
- 6:41 – Making the jump into the RV lifestyle.
- 9:22 – Hitting the road with health issues.
- 13:10 – What the RV community means as a solo camper.
- 18:03 – Being a Project Manager on the road.
- 23:37 – The hurdles between client work and RV life.
- 29:12 – Her podcast, Two Girls Talking.
- 33:54 – Choosing a vintage RV.
- 36:51 – The School of Battery Monitoring.
- 43:39 – A couple of her favorite stories from the road.
As an introvert, Abigail loves her time alone, but she also enjoys spending time with friends on the road. She says that RVing gives her the best of both worlds. She can have her own space and be on her own schedule, while also caravanning or meeting up with friends along the route. RVing has also given her the time to listen to her mind and body, relieving various health conditions and mental stress.
Abigail funds her travels through many diverse projects, including an Etsy shop, a coffee subscription company, and her project management services on Upwork. She highly recommends using Upwork to find projects to fund your travels. She says that you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to make money on the road. By finding remote projects that fit your schedule, you can spend all of your other time exploring.